Study Subject: Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Employer: Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
The research focus of the Akhtar laboratory includes mechanisms underlying chromatin and epigenetic regulation. The lab mainly uses dosage compensation of the male X chromosome in fruit flies as a model system employing multidisciplinary approaches such as genetics, biochemistry, functional genomics as well as cell biology and structural biology.
Furthermore, we are currently expanding our efforts to explore conservation of function in mammalian models.
- We are looking for enthusiastic, highly-motivated, science-driven and experienced postdoctoral fellows to join our team to unravel the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression.
- Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of proven research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or high-throughput analysis. Prior experience working in Drosophila or mouse models is highly encouraged.
- Candidates must have a strong publication record.
- Furthermore, the ability to work in a team, communication skills and experience in the supervision of graduate students are an asset.
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